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Heavy rain all over the Kenai Peninsula this week has put residents on alert for possible flooding. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Thursday for the Kenai River, from Kenai Lake to the river's mouth.

The federal government’s most important piece of fisheries legislation – the Magnuson-Stevens Act – is set to expire this year unless it is reauthorized by Congress. U.S. Senator Mark Begich says he and other members of Congress are pushing for changes to the act.

A major improvement project at Homer’s Deepwater Dock is forcing Buccaneer Energy to move its jack-up rig Endeavor out of the harbor. The original deadline to move the Endeavor rig was March 20th but that deadline has now been moved back by a week.

The Kenai Peninsula had only two contested legislative races in Tuesday’s general election – the race for Senate District N on the northern peninsula and the race for House District 30 on the southern peninsula.

During a luncheon at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage last Thursday, Governor Sean Parnell unveiled his proposed 2015 state budget. The budget contains funding for a handful of construction projects on the Kenai Peninsula.

There’s an effort underway to try to get a 4H club in Homer off the ground. But with all the clubs and activity already available for youth, the group is trying to figure out how a club could benefit kids and current organizations alike.

 

If you know any students at Paul Banks Elementary School, don’t be surprised if you see them with nose in a book. The school began its annual read-a-thon this week, with a very unusual twist.

Homer’s wearable art show is returning this fall. Fiber artists from the Kenai Peninsula and beyond are invited to submit creations for the November shows. This year’s theme is “Show Off.”

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